The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:
ECQ 1-LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2-LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3-RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4-BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5-BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications provides detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications.
Please ensure that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions relating to the qualifications described above.
Please DO NOT submit separate statements addressing the ECQs as they will not be considered.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience providing leadership in an information resources management environment, including demonstrated expertise in PC-based information systems and software applications, mainframe systems, local area networks, and modernization of legacy systems to current technologies.
Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and implement innovative approaches to enterprise-wide information technology management.
DESIRED TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to foster and sustain cooperation and coordination of information services across organizational lines.
Demonstrated ability to manage voice/data telecommunications systems and large HR database development and support.
Thorough knowledge of management principles and practices and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in directing an organization, and in performing the role of program representative before diverse audiences.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo a reference check. The OPM Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.
Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.